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>> announcer: the the death of nelson the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow
morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in any way surprising coming almost six months to the day since he was admitted to hospital with very serious respiratory illness. people here celebrating his life, life of the man perhaps
the world respects and reveres. nelson mandela said, himself, i'm not a saint but a sinner who keeps on trying. nevertheless, there is perhaps no one in this world who in the modern age has been more revered and more respected and because of that, what he gave south africans, because of the free nation that was born under his presidency, people are coming out on to the streets and singing and cheering loudly but not a single person here is crying. this is a celebration of nelson mandela's life. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95, brian. >> starting us off from outside the family home in suburban. thank you very much. again, we go to nbc news special correspondent charlayne hunter-gault. exactly what you said in the first half hour coming true on that suburban street in johannesburg. no one is crying.
talk about the paternal hold this man had on the population and now the celebration of his life. >> he's the most beloved man in the world especially in south africa, even among the young people out there who are called born frees. they were born after the end of apartheid. many like our born frees in america who don't remember much about the civil rights movement don't remember much about his life. they know what he stood for. i think, you know, today in south africa, even when people wake up in the morning because most people don't know he's transitioned and i use that word because in south africa, people don't talk about death and dying. they talk about transitioning and it's a happy time, and i'm sure they're going to be celebrating his life. i hope they will be teaching, teaching, teaching what nelson mandela stood for. this is a moment to teach. it's a teachable moment. as much as it is a moment to reflect and think about what nelson mandela has meant to the
world and to these young people who can sing in that neighborhood where they used to not even be able to go without a pass, the black ones. it's that kind of thing that nelson mandela did away with that we need to remember. those young people could not have gone into that neighborhood a this time of night without a pass before nelson mandela and his people liberated the country. so that's what they're, you know, representing now. >> charlayne, how far back did your life and knowledge of nelson mandela go? >> well, i first went to south africa in 1985 and snuck around to look at the prison where he was being held. but i also talked to people on both sides when it was the darkest time, when the white minority was still insisting on supremacy. i first met mandela four, five days after he got out of prison in his backyard. and he was just wonderful.
and when i told him, trying to get something between the two of us that i came out of the civil rights movement the first thing hi said to me, oh, did you know miss maya angelo? i couldn't wait to get back to america and tell maya. >> charlayne, thank you very much for being with us tonight and helping us to remember as we said, reaction to the news of mandela's death pouring in from around the globe. chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell tracking all of it tonight from our washington bureau. and andrea, what a public life. >> what a public life. and the measure of the man, the measure of his influence. his life. is how the world reacted tonight. he transformed his world and ours inspiring millions including presidents and future kings.
tweeting a favorite picture of bill clinton wrote, i'll never forget my friend. using the affectionate name by which he was known to his followers. prince william and his wife, duchess of cambridge, were at the film, "long walk to freedom." >> tragic news. we're reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> reporter: tonight britain's prime minister david cameron. >> tonight one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all-time. >> reporter: president bush 41 wrote as president i watched in wonder as nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers. setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. president george w. bush wrote president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. mandela set an example by
visiting new zealand, forgiving the country that sent its rugby team to play south africa during the apartheid years. tonight the prime minister of new zealand, john key wrote, mr. mandela was a force for change not only in south africa, but around the world. reacting tonight, muhammad ali wrote, his was a spirit born free. destined to soar above the rainbows. today his spirit is soaring through the heavens. he is now forever free. new york's cardinal dolan wrote, nelson mandela was a hero to the world. his bravery in defending human rights against the great evil of apartheid made him a symbol of courage and dignity as well as an inspiration to people everywhere. and mandela's great friend, archbishop foundation wrote in his name his fearless generosity and leadership were in the service of transcending our differences by seeking our oneness as human beings. and here's the "new york" magazine cover, a tribute to the young mandela, young freedom
fighter. tonight, bono, mandela's great supporter and friend wrote, in the end, nelson mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he never surrendered to rage or violence but because he learned love would do a better job. >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. bureau tonight. andrea, thanks. continuing this theme, after a break, we will hear some certainly reflections from president obama.
comments from president obama delivered in the briefing room in the white house west wing. for more on that, our chief white house correspondent chuck to d is standing by on the north lawn tonight. when you look at the timeline, nelson mandela springs together so many american presidents. >> reporter: he does. sort of passing the baton. but there's something about the connection that president obama himself feels with nelson mande mandela. it's something that he shared tonight in a very powerful and poignant statement. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from
prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what ki to learn from him. >> reporter: since the president learned of the news, brian, and we can show the white house release this photo, the president himself has been watching all the coverage sort of digesting it the way a lot of us are today as a way to remember nelson mandela. >> chuck todd from the white house for us tonight. thanks. and we're happy once again we're joined by nelson mandela's biographer, rick stengel, former editing manager of "time" magazine who had the privilege of living with nelson mandela and compiling both books. we see the "time" magazine cover story, this being thursday
night, you being the former boss at "time." i guess they crashed an issue. >> we had that -- it was already done. and we knew this day was coming. and nancy gibbs, the editor of "time" had it ready. i'd written my piece a long time ago. it's a beautiful, great collection. and that's one of my very favorite pictures of him on the cover. >> i was looking back at some of the single word quotes you've used over the years to describe this man. meticulous, a power charmer, stubborn, golden, luminous. you've also cautioned, though, about the use of the word "saint." and it's not too early in our remembrance to point out especially to the generation that came up after his story was well known that his organization the anc was not a non-violent organization. it was rough and he surrounded himself with some rough people. >> right. he started out being non-violent. and when he realized that the
anc wasn't getting anywhere close to its mission, the group of leaders of the anc decided we need to become a military organization. and he started spear of the nation which was the military wing of the anc. and he taught himself. he read generals. he read caesar. he learned that like he learned everything. and it went against his grain, but again, as i was saying before, he had one overarching goal. and whatever got to that goal, he would do. even embracing violence. as you showed earlier, he refused to not embrace violence to get out of prison. because he said i can't negotiate while i'm in prison. that was the leverage he had. and he understood that. >> when you're in south africa as you know better than most, you don't hear mandela as much as you hear madiba. and as i was saying to charlayne, it's parental, it's
paternal, this relationship even with the born free generation. it's hard to describe. >> yes. it's one of the things i've always thought that people don't quite understand about him. and one of the paradoxes is he's a revolutionary. he was a socialist, but he also embraced that historical tradition of africa. he was the son of a head man who was appointed by the white overseers. when his father died, he was raised by the king. he had this aristocratic upbringing. even when they wanted to get rid of tribalism as it was called, he said no. he had this great fundamental duality about him which is what made him so large and so wonderful. >> rick stengel, the biographer of nelson mandela. you've helped us so much here in the effort to look back and remember this towering figure. thank you for being with us. another look at the day's news right after this break.
again, full disclosure here. before the news broke from south africa, we had a full broadcast of news. there's no shortage of it. starting with what the national weather service fears could be a catastrophic weather event right on through the center of the country. some places could get sustained icing of upwards of 12 to 18 hours. that'll mean power outages in the cold weather. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer is in fort smith, arkansas, between little rock and tulsa. what can you tell us from there? >> reporter: good evening, brian. we have had freezing rain here since 9:00 a.m.
we still have several more hours to go. it's actually coming down very hard right now. we are expecting at least a half an inch of ice developing from texas to tennessee with possibly an inch of ice in oklahoma and here in arkansas. this is the type of ice that coats everything. the trees and the power lines. and we could end up with tens of thousands without power. roads could become impassable. and unfortunately another storm system is coming into the same area on sunday. brian? >> thank you very much for that. the other major story we prepared to cover today was the protest by fast food workers in dozens of american cities demanding the federal minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. our report from joe fryer in los angeles. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today pushing for the first federal minimum wage increase in four years.
they braved frigid temps in denver and rainy weather in atlanta while protesters in other cities simply moved their chants inside. >> catching like wildfire all throughout the country. nobody's ever really seen anything like this. >> reporter: sandy velazquez skipped her shift at a mcdonald's in los angeles. >> yes, i was nervous. >> reporter: she has three children. about 25% of all fast food workers are raising kids. >> sometimes they can, mom, can you buy me this and i don't have enough money. >> reporter: like 52% of fast food workers she relies on some public assistance. >> i work hard. when i get my paycheck at the end of the week, it's not enough to survive. it's like an insult. >> reporter: mcdonald's employee steven rojas says he can't find
a job in his field. at 23 years old, half the workers had his age. >> $8 is not cutting it. >> reporter: that generates a salary of barely $17,000 a year. as for today's protesters, many were not fast food workers. some were even bussed in by labor groups drawing criticism. >> the activities today really are kind of made for tv protests. >> reporter: the fast food industry argues a $15 wage is too high. >> prices would have to go up and less jobs would be created. >> reporter: in a statement mcdonald's says we respect the right to voice an opinion. some customers would pay more to help workers. buts a this man pulled away, he said $15 may be too much. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. and when we come back, a conversation i had with nelson mandela almost 20 years ago on one of the signature days of his extraordinary life. .
let's take you back to the scene. this is live what's now early friday morning. sue bourban johannesburg, the crowd outside nel san mandela's house. we now want to take you back almost 20 years to an april morning in 1994 in a hotel suite in johannesburg. nelson mandela had been elected president the night before, and i had the honor of being the first western journalist that day to shake his hand and sit down and talk with him. mandela showed no bitterness or anger. he was famous for that. no thought of revenge when i asked him about his predecessor
f.w. de klerk, he spoke only of reconciliation and working together. >> our relations with mr. de klerk are fairly good. and he is one of those republicans i hold in high regard. we have had some differences. we have quarreled. we have said cruel things against each other. but at the end of the day, we are able to shake hands and think of the interest of south africa. and he has had that experience which i have not had. and if my organization comes out with majority in the elections, i will have to depend very much on his support, his experience. >> what happens when nelson mandela has to use force against
elements of south africa's black community? are you willing and able to take on the political pressures that will take place? >> i don't expect a government -- as well as governments would rely as a solution on force. we depend on the people. and i don't realize any period we will have to use force. >> let's talk about this word "expectation." it has become almost an expression. something you hear throughout your country. that the whites expect to lose everything they have, the status quo. how do you control the game of expectations on both sides? >> the fear and the concern by
the whites and other minorities is genuine. and it is our task to address them. but you must understand that in order to deliver the goods, it cannot be done overnight. it is going to take a year, two years, even as much as five years. the important thing is that after the results have been announced, the process of modernizing a country to address its problems will start. >> that was april of '94. mandela dead today at the age of 95. thank you for being with us for our extended broadcast tonight. good night. od night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
right now at 6:30, remembering nelson mandela and his connection to the bay area. from south africa, to the united states, the world is in mourning tonight. this is a live picture of the white house where the flag is at half-staff in mandela's honor. good evening, thanks your phoning us. i'm diane dwyer. jessica has the night off. >> i'm raj mathai. we're on later this evening following a special edition of nightly news. he taught the world to forgive by example. one of the millions of people he touched, president obama, who addressed the nation late this afternoon. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his
hands and bent the ark of the moral universe toward justice. >> we want to show you live pictures now outside of mandela's home in south africa. it is now about 4:30 friday morning in johannesburg. that city will soon be waking up to this news. these people have been singing, praying and celebrating the life of this legendary man. he lived thousands of miles away, but mandela's impact reaches here in the bay area. stephanie chuang joins us in oakland. the memories are vivid of the coliseum in 1990. >> we spoke to two people who got to meet him that day. the deputy mayor of oakland. we spoke to congresswoman barbara lee. in the '70s they were out here demonstrating, boycotting and one of them went to jail as they fought against apartheid in south africa. it was a hug shared between two men who'd become friends even
before they met. ron dellums, then-representative for the east bay pushed congress to impose sanctions against south africa for its apartheid practices. in 1990, in front of a crowd of almost 60,000 people, the oakland native got to meet the newly freed nelson mandela. also there that day, oakland deputy mayor, swanson, who explained why mandela chose the east bay city. >> oakland because the long shoremen refused to off load south african ships because there were demonstrations by students at the time like myself that were protesting apartheid in south africa. >> reporter: swanson and congresswoman barbara lee were part of the hosting committee that greeted mandela when he arrived in oakland, a city that's since named a street after him, mandela parkway. they both say mandela considered the bay area a very special place, where countless had fought for human rights and against apartheid in south
africa. >> the bay area really was the heart and soul actually of the beginning of the end of the apartheid movement in this country and, of course, many of us went to jail. >> reporter: including the congresswoman, herself. for her, spending time behind bars for what she believed was worth every minute, a lesson she and swanson add are forever engrained in them, especially with the passing of a legend who fought for decades for the rights of all. >> i feel a sense of responsibility to never, ever give up. to never get tired. >> that's an important lesson that i don't think we will ever forget. >> reporter: mr. mandela won a nobel peace prize in 1993 and became president of south africa in 1994. he remained on a u.s. terrorist watch list despite that. congresswoman lee removed him from the list in 2008 a month before mr. mandela turned 90.
live in oak labd, stephanie chuang, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. willie brown, former mayor of san francisco met mandela at the rally in oakland and his meeting with mandela is a treasured memory. brown says this photo of the meeting is one of his favorites. >> mr. mandela inspired me as i suspect he has inspired many people to do what you think is the right thing to do. maybe not political, because i don't think nelson mandela was ever really political. >> and before being mayor of san francisco, brown spent 30 years in the assembly and was speaker in 1986. that is when california became the largest government in the united states to devest from south african investments because of apartheid. the state pension and university fund sold more than $11 billion worth of securities as a result. none of this was easy. mandela's activism took him from life in prison to leader of his nation. in 1944, he was 26 years old when he co-founded african
national congress. after a 1960 massacre of protesters by police, he sought foreign military training and wasimprisoned when he reentered south africa. resulted in a life sentence which kept him behind bars until 1990, and as we just mentioned was elected president in 1994 in which was the first election in south africa in which all races could vote and mandela became the country's first black president elected in a landslide. our coverage continues on our website. find photos of mandela's life and more raw video of his bay area visit at nbcbayarea.com. and now to the weather. freezing temperatures are forecast again tonight across the bay area. and we have team coverage. nbc bay area's marianne favro is in san jose. the cold is causing trouble for drivers. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking the plummeting temperatures. we want to begin with jodi hernandez in one of the coldest
locations in the bay area, napa. hello, jodi. >> reporter: diane, this is definitely teeth-chattering weather. it is cold out here. fortunately, we have found this nice cozy warm spot here at the maritage resort and spa to go live from tonight. a great place to thaw out. folks who live around here tell me it has not been this cold for a couple of decades. the fountain at the resort and spa is flowing now, but take a look at it this morning when temperatures dipped into the teens. >> wow. we're really excited to be number one in cold temperatures. >> reporter: it's not exactly the kind of distinction napa is used to, but the wine capital is dealing with more than chilled chardonnay this week. it's had the chilliest temps in the bay area this morning. >> it's beyond freezing. it's the coldest i've felt in a long time. i'm actually wearing, like, three layers. so, to go work out.
it's really cold. >> it's freezing. it's crazy how cold it is. >> reporter: the cold snaps prompted the city to tweet out alerts, advising folks to insulate their pipes. already this morning, public works crews had to scramble to fix a water main break. >> to get into the mid 20s i would say is as cold adds we normally will see on a cold winter's night. to get down below 20 like we did last night is very unusual. >> reporter: folks are doing their best to stay warm as napa feels more like the north pole. >> it's definitely freezing. feels like antarctic. lake tahoe, almost. way too cold for napa. way too cold. >> reporter: again, on a cold night, like tonight, this is definitely the place you want to be here at the meritage resort and spa. guys, i finally got my cup of hot coca. >> a fireside chat. >> reporter: reporting live from
napa, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we like the fireside chat. marianne favro is with us. freezing temperatures means a lot of headaches for cars, right? >> reporter: it certainly does, raj. that's because the cold can impact your tire pressure. since we've been out here, the last 90 minutes the temperature has dropped 5 degrees. it is now 46 degrees out here and it's going to be a very cold night. you might not know it, but our cold snap may be to blame for your tire pressure light going off in your car. here at piercy toyota in milpitas, in the last two days the service center received dozens of calls from drivers and more than ten people have brought their cars in. >> air is like anything else. when it's hot, air expands. when it gets cold, air compresses. when if compresses, that means the pressure in the tires drop. >> reporter: she says in most cases if you just drive your car for a few hours the tire pressure light will go off on
its own. another cold weather concern? black ice that can make it easier for you to spin out. and then there's the ice that affects your visibility. >> i noticed a lot of ice on my car. >> reporter: saya is worried most about her 4-year-old son. >> worried about when he goes to school, is he wearing his hat, have his three layers on, wearing his coat when he plays at recess? >> reporter: don't be alarmed if you see this, and remember, there are solutions to the problems plummeting temperatures present. and auto repair experts also advise you though you may be in a hurry tomorrow morning, be sure and let your car warm up for several minutes before you take off. now, i just have one question for you, raj. where's my hot coca? >> it's waiting here at the studio. thanks. marianne favro reporting. everyone is asking for the hot coca. first the cold and now maybe snow and rain. jeff ranieri joins us. >> i'll get the coffee and coca
for the whole newsroom. how's that? the current temperatures, already dropping. another fridge night on the way. 36 in walnut creek. livermore, 42. san jose at 46. freeze warning in effect for all of the bay area except san francisco. the downtown buildings. and also the pacific ocean harboring some slightly warmer air. we'll keep you out of the freeze wa warning. 95% of the bay, temperatures range 21 to 36 degrees again tomorrow morning. now a very rarely issued from the national weather service winter weather advisory for hills above 1,500 feet as we head throughout saturday morning. we're going to have details on where the best chance is for possibly some low bay area snow coming up in the full forecast. >> all right, thanks, jeff. new details tonight in the search for a san jose pilot and his family as well as the small plane they were in. they were -- we've been learning, that is, severe weather is moving into central idaho. it's expected to postpone tomorrow's search. dale smith and several family members were flying from oregon
to montana on sunday when he reported engine failure south of boise. rain and snow forced search organizers to only allow experienced search teams. >> the problem is we've got guys that have been up there minus degree weather for as long as four days searching. and they're getting extremely tired, worn out and it's taking its toll on everybody. >> today, some search planes and helicopters hat infrared equipment. still no sign of the plane or the family. new at 6:00, the mayoral race in san jose is on. officially. plenty of candidates jockeying for position. not surprisingly, money will be a huge factor. here's nbc bay area's damian trujillo. >> reporter: almost six months left before the primary election, the fields of candidates looking to lead california's third largest city is already very crowded. >> i think we're going to have the most candidates we've had since 1971 when there was 14 candidates. >> reporter: dr. terry
christianson has studied san jose politics for more than four decades. the battle ahead between councilmen sam lacardo, rose herera. insiders tell me council meetings might also get a little more political and testy now. >> oh, yeah, it's going to be a year-long battle. >> reporter: also on the ballot, county supervisor dave cortezi who might be the popular choice of the labor movement. several other candidates have also filed. >> ready for the mayor's race? >> who's running? >> half the city council. >> half the city council. >> reporter: those we spoke with in the neighborhood say they need to -- >> i heard about that on the radio. i just moved here from los gatos so i haven't checked into city politics yet. >> are you ready for mayor's race? >> no, not yet. not looking forward to another
election. >> reporter: to increase their name recognition and legitimatize themselves with potential supporters, dr. christianson says the candidates will have to raise a lot of money. quickly. >> the more money you raise, the more credible you are? >> money is a big factor. you have to raise a million bucks to be a winner, winning candidate for mayor in san jose. it's a big city. >> reporter: a city that should expect to see more than the few political sparks between now and the june primary. at san jose city hall, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. still ahead, shutting down their own places of work to make a point. what was behind these protests behind the country and here in the bay area today. and making a change. the new move for the bay area campus embroiled in a hate crime investigation. so what's in a name? the hope is millions of dollars. we'll explain what's going on with memorial stadium.
new at 6:00, the president of san jose state is moving forward with his promise to get to the bottom of the alleged hate crime that happened on campus. in an e-mail sent out to faculty, staff and students the president said he has appointed a retired judge to lead a special task force. that judge is supposed to review all the facts and propose recommendations to make sure the university is a safe community. the task force is made up of students, faculty, staff members and alum. it's supposed to present its findings next spring. fast food workers walked off the job across the country today. demanding higher wages. this is video of a rally that started at oakland's fruitvale b.a.r.t. station this afternoon and moved into a nearby jack in the box. earlier in the day the crowd brought a business to a halt at this oakland mcdonald's. workers are calling for a living wage of $15 an hour as well as the right to form a union. oakland mayor quan seen here joined them saying while companies are making record
profits, cities and counties are forced to provide their underpaid workers with social services. >> paying bills, and food, you know, sometimes there's not enough money for food and i have to go to the food bank. you know, i have a job. i shouldn't have to do that. >> similar protests took place in 100 cities across the nation. well, if you plan to attend home football games at cal next year be prepared for changes. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us why the field is getting a new name. >> reporter: let's face it. on the field, the cal bear football team hasn't been able to exactly deliver that big knockout punch. yet, from now on its field will bear the name, kabam. in one of the biggest college naming rights deals in country, the cal athletic department today announced it sold the field name rights to san francisco mobile video game company, kabam. >> the field is going to be kabam field. we're going to refer to it as kabam field. >> reporter: the company paid
$18 million to have its name emblazoned on the field over the next 15 years. no coincidence kabam founder, kevin, is a cal grad. >> i'm a big cal fan and follow. >> reporter: he's a big enough fan to realize a good branding opportunity when he sees it. >> kabam isn't necessarily the most well-known gaming company in the world or in the bay area. so this is a fantastic way for us to build that visibility. >> reporter: cal say it's a fantastic way for the athletic department to dent the $447 million debt it racked up renovating memorial stadium, especially after an earlier plan to sell expensive long-term seat licenses didn't work out as projected. >> the great thing about this is it's a very stable source of revenue. it's not volatile like selling tea which can go up and down. >> reporter: critics say the plan could leave the university vulnerability for the massive debt. school leaders say the new plan which includes renting parts of the stadium for classrooms and
restaurants is a big winner. at least off the field. joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. >> speaking of football fields, famous san francisco chef is opening his new restaurant in a football stadium. not just any staid pull michael meena, is opening a restaurant and bar at levi stadium in santa cla clara. he made the announcement today. the diehard 49ers fan is taking this eatery to a whole new level. it will have a giant space to host parties for a thousand people on game day. >> we designed 13-foot rotisseries to roast the whole ox at one time. designed cranes that bring in tanks that bring in cages where you can cook 200 lobsters or 200 crabs at the same time. >> is it open tonight? >> let's go. >> sounds really good. the restaurant will have a classic pub food and modern american cuisine. hopefully his trademark lobster pop pie will be part of the menu.
the lobster -- excuse me, see where my mind is? the restaurant will be open every day of the year not just on game days. levi stadium opens next summer in time for the 49ers' next season. >> only around here. coming up, a creative spin on fund-raising. what one of the oldest bookstores in the nation is doing to keep its doors open. good evening, i'm jeff ranieri. a new storm in the pacific. that could have snow across portions of the bay area. the best timing of maybe seeing a few snowflakes coming up in just a few minutes.
plenty of cheers and smiles. south bay leaders gathered for ribbon cutting, a new four-story hospital tower. highlights of the expansion project include a new hospital wing, bigger and better e.r., a breast cancer center and new helicopter pad. we have new information tonight on the investigation into the july crash at sfo. federal officials scheduled a two-day hearing starting next tuesday in washington. the panel will likely question experts on a wide range of subjects, from the plane's design and pilot training, to emergency response protocol. nbc bay area investigative team will also be on hand bringing us live reports on those proceedings. one of the country's oldest black owned boor stores may be saved but there's a big catch. today marcus bookstores in san francisco's fillmore district reached a deal with the new owners of the building it's in. a group called the san francisco land trust agreed to buy that building for $2.6 million and allow the bookstore to stay. but here's the catch.
the group needs to raise an additional million dollars by the end of february or the deal is dead. one of the bookstore's owners says he has faith the money will come in. >> we were told, i believe it was, four years ago that we wouldn't be standing here today. hence we are standing. we're still alive. we're still in aggressive mode. and we will carry on. >> to raise the money, the group is using the crowd sourcing site called fundraise.com. the owners believe the store is the longest continually black bookstore in the country. all right. we're going to check in with jeff ranieri one more time. it's freezing outside. we're trying to figure out how to cope. >> yes. i know. just one more day, you guys of these frigid temperatures. we'll be getting down close to the teens and also low 20s. freeze warning in effect for most of the bay area. temperatures range 21 to 36 degrees. some warmer weather will be
filtering in by saturday and also sunday. we have a lot going on in the weather department. also a newly issued winter weather advisory for hills above 1,000 feet including the east bay, south bay and also the santa cruz mountain for possibly low snow in the forecast. as we head throughout saturday. we're going to have more on that coming up. let's take you outside right now to the very bitterly cold temperatures. now up into the north bay, 38 degrees. clear skies. san francisco, also 47. may not seem too cold to most of us. in san francisco, that's already approaching that 47 where you should be for your overnight low. by 7:00 a.m., 38 degrees. near record-setting territory. 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, clouds increase and temperatures in the low 50s. we'll also take you here across the peninsula where numbers are expected near the freezing mark again around 5:00 and 6:00 in the morning. then a slow warmup throughout 8:00 at this point. let's take you into the microclimate forecast. as we head throughout friday. yes, plenty of sunshine to start the day up through about the noon hour. the afternoon, cloud cover is going to increase ahead of our
storm system. temperatures staying stable, anywhere from 48 to 51 degrees. san jose, 51. palo alto, 51. san francisco, temperatures near 50. let's get the rest of the bay in here for the north bay, east bay and tri valley and go with upper 40s to about 50. danville at 59. livermore, expecting 51. now let's advance things to the next change in the forecast. not only is the polar air going to stay here over the next 24 hours but now we have this upper level area of low pressure that's mixing in with just enough moisture that we think as we head throughout saturday morning's forecast we'll have a chance of rain/snow mix toward the valley floor. let's bring you into the goods here. on the snow forecast, see by 5:00 p.m. on friday, we'll start to get showers near santa rosa. as we advance this, no snow still yet for the bay area at 11:00 p.m. friday. mainly showers developing. as we head throughout saturday morning, some of the coldest temperatures are around. we'll have moisture left and could get flurries across the
east bay and also the south bay. what you'll be able to see as we head throughout 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 in the morning hours owen saturday morning, we may get a little bit of pink close toward morgan hill and south san jose that will be continuing to track. the overall details, the best chance of snow from about 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on saturday morning for the east and south bay hills. highest accumulations above 2,500 feet. 1 to 3 inches there. remember, on those valley floors, going to be very slick with a few flurries that may actually touchdown at sea level. on that saturday forecast, stays on the cool side. oh by the way, if you're heading up to lake tahoe, 24 degrees and possibly 1 to 2 feet of snow expected as we head throughout this saturday. get ready. another round is coming our way, you guys. >> we're talking snow. >> that is real snow for a great ski season coming up for the holiday. love that. thank you, jeff. >> thank you, jeff. >> thanks for watching. >> hope to see you tonight at 11:00.
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